Theory-Directed Nursing Practice

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Theory-Directed Nursing Practice

SKU# 9780826176325

Second Edition


  • Shirley Melat Ziegler PhD, RN

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The second edition of this popular textbook continues to demonstrate the application of theory to nursing practice, presenting a clear strategy for choosing and applying specific theories to specific clinical situations.

Each chapter follows a common format: a case is presented, along with several possible theories that might be applied to it. Each theory includes a concise description, with references and recommended readings for those who want more in-depth coverage. Finally one theory is selected for each case and is described in detail, ultimately creating a nursing care plan, with support from the theory. In all, nearly 10 middle-range theories are presented.

New to this edition is a selection in each chapter about research supporting the theories discussed. In recognition that a case study format can not encompass all practice circumstances, the final chapter provides the framework for using the strategy in any clinical situation.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date April 26, 2005
  • Page Count 312
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826176325
  • EISBN 9780826176332

Table of Contents 

    Preface to the Second Edition
    Preface to the First Edition
  1. Introduction to Theory-Directed Nursing Practice, Shirley Melat Ziegler
  2. Aguilera’s Theory of Crisis Intervention, Terry L. Jones
  3. Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory, Shirley Melat Ziegler, Wilda K. Arnold, Susan Chaney, Lois Hough, Oneida Hughes, Rose Nieswiadomy, Gail Walden Watson
  4. Beck’s Cognitive Theory of Depression, Shirley Melat Ziegler
  5. Bowen’s Family Theory, Wilda K. Arnold, Rose Nieswiadomy, Gail Walden Watson
  6. Erikson’s Theory of Psychosocial Development, Caryl E. Mobley & Judy Johnson-Russell
  7. Lazarus’ Theory of Coping, Kathleen M. Baldwin
  8. Peplau’s Theory With an Emphasis on Anxiety, Wilda K. Arnold & Rose Nieswiadomy
  9. Lewin’s Field Theory with Emphasis on Change, Susan Chaney & Lois Hough
  10. Thomas’ Conflict Theory, Lois Hough & Susan Chaney
  11. Strategy for Theory-Directed Nursing Practice, Shirley Melat Ziegler

    Appendix A: Glossary of Nursing Process Terms
    Appendix B: Glossary of Theory Terms
    Appendix C: Rationale for the Level of Theory and Specific Theories Selected
    Author Index
    Subject Index